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                      The Federalist Papers -- In Modern Language: Indexed for Today's Political Issues
                      Source: Amazon
                      Author: Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay; edited by Mary Webster
                      A new "must-have" reference work on the old "must-have" set of essays that argued in support of the newly proposed Constitution. Some of the most important political opinion writing in history.
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                      The Anti-Federalist Papers and the Constitutional Convention Debates
                      Source: Amazon
                      Author: edited by Ralph Ketcham
                      The Federalist Papers influenced the colonies to adopt the U.S. Constitution. Who were the anti-federalists? Men such as Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine. What impact did they have on the debate? They gave us the Bill of Rights and a more solid, lasting Constitution.
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                      The Debate on the Constitution
                      Source: Amazon
                      Author: edited by Bernard Bailyn
                      A treasure of "Federalist and Antifederalist Speeches, Articles, and Letters During the Struggle over Ratification." Bailyn captures the spirit and the substance of the intense battle over the future of the American Republic. (1993)
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